Crime in Cork, Ireland

Crime rates in Cork, Ireland

Level of crime
35.59 Low
Crime increasing in the past 3 years
66.77 High
Worries home broken and things stolen
31.80 Low
Worries being mugged or robbed
26.49 Low
Worries car stolen
25.36 Low
Worries things from car stolen
32.48 Low
Worries attacked
32.61 Low
Worries being insulted
37.70 Low
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin color, ethnic origin, gender or religion
18.36 Very Low
Problem people using or dealing drugs
52.93 Moderate
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft
42.03 Moderate
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery
31.23 Low
Problem corruption and bribery
29.60 Low

Safety in Cork, Ireland

Safety walking alone during daylight
80.13 Very High
Safety walking alone during night
52.94 Moderate

Contributors: 136

Last update: June 2021

These data are based on perceptions of visitors of this website in the past 3 years.

If the value is 0, it means it is perceived as very low, and if the value is 100, it means it is perceived as very high.

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5 Comments so far
Alex on Aug 21, 2020:
Ive been living in Cork for over 18 years now. I moved when i was 7 with my parents. For quite some time i thought it was very safe but recently the crime has started to rise a lot. I lived in a suburb very close to the city and there were many fights at night. People were also starting fights with me for no reason. Our house was vandalized(broken windows and egged) I moved to the city center over a year ago and both mine and my brothers motorcycles were stolen, our neighbors car had been vandalized and another had its wheels stolen. There are also plenty of druggies at night but during the day its peaceful enough besides the odd drunk passed out in the park.
Kerryman in Exile on Jun 09, 2020:
I've lived in Cork City since 1992. Neither myself, my wife, not my three now adult children have ever been the victims of any crime whatsoever. That's right; no assaults, burglaries, no pickpocketting, no anything! Cork is an incredibly safe city to raise a family. It's easygoing and friendly.
Anonoymous on May 01, 2020:
Apparently and sadly, Cork is not as safe as how this website suggests. I have been doing some research because I have been thinking to move there to improve my English skills and I have just found this facebook post: https://www.facebook.com/corksredfm/posts/do-you-feel-safe-on-the-streets-of-cork-were-speaking-to-vincent-who-has-returne/10157150998827060/

(Almost everyone say they don't feel safe walking on Cork streets and they're locals!!).

Also, I have been following news from Dublin and Cork and unfortunately, assaults happen pretty often in both cities. It's really sad.

If you're wanting to move to Ireland, I would suggest you to check everything you can before moving. You can ask to locals or check news from the city you're wanting to move to. I don't believe people who say that all cities are dangerous. Cork is not that big, I have visited a much bigger city from my country (this page ranks it with a much higher crime) and I've never felt unsafe walking there! Also, I live nearby a city that has 103,477 inhabitants (Cork has around 200,000) and I've never felt unsafe walking at day/night.

Ireland seems to have a thug issue. Those are called "Irish Travellers" and they are the scumbag of Ireland. Unfortunately, the whole country is full of them: https://www.cso.ie/en/releasesandpublications/ep/p-cp8iter/p8iter/p8itd/

I hope this comment helps! I would honestly consider to move to another country instead. I'm not willing to feel unsafe nor in danger.
Sergio Raven on Oct 15, 2018:
My motor bike got stolen yesterday night, it was 1 month old... a colleague of mine bought a bike ( cycle ) it was stolen within 2 weeks
Anonymous on Nov 14, 2017:
I’d agree with the previous poster, that dangerous driving is a major challenge. Normally courteous people seem to transform into pushy, dangerous, inconsiderate and downright aggressive individuals behind the wheel. The narrow, winding roads with a lack of shoulders complicates the issue.